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Posted on October 13 at 11:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I just hope whoever buys it, keeps it the unique book store as it is

From: Bookstore owners reach the final chapter

Posted on October 10 at 9:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"strategic partnership with Migrate, a firm based in Jordan that helps businesses expand their markets and establish themselves in the Middle East and North Africa.
As sister companies, JJT Empire can provide its customers with Migrate’s outsourcing services — its staffing, accounting, IT support, legal counsel, marketing and research."

Oh good! Just what we need in Schenectady....a firm that specializes in OUTSOURCING! So the company will add a few jobs here, then send the rest over seas. <GROAN>

From: Consulting firm sees Schenectady downtown as 'great location'

Posted on October 8 at 10:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Laura Waterhouse...
Your letter might make a better point if you were an informed source. There are 3 smoke shops in Glenville, 1 in Niskayuna, and a few in Rotterdam, Thats not counting the # of stores, in affluent/other neighborhoods that carry a large inventory of smoking materials. Smoking is NOT just targeted or restricted to the poor. You and everyone else refuse to accept it, but kids are going to try/smoke something unfortunately. I am a smoker for many years and yes, I wish I hadnt started.

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Posted on October 6 at 11:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

wmarincic....we agree on the new online version, I hate it as well!

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Posted on October 6 at 11:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I hope they bring the new concept to Rotterdam, and Glenville!

From: Price Chopper to invest heavily in concept store

Posted on October 3 at 7:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Be VERY vigilant! My SIL had a nasty case of it a couple years back. It started out looking like a pimple under her arm, and grew to the size of a large grapefruit. I'll spare you the gory details ( it was GROSS), but getting rid of it took a long time, and many trips back to the hospital for treatment.
Mohonasen, and parents.....warn the kids NOT to pick what looks like a pimple.

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Posted on October 1 at 10:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Your editorial is indeed, a large part of the problem. The city/County and all involved need to reach some kind of agreement.
That said, here is our story. We have 2 dogs, and 3 cats, had 4 but one was hit by a car recently, and died. Both dogs were rescues, 3 of the cats were rescues. In the 9 years we've had our big dog, and 10 yrs one of the food prices have skyrocketed! Pet care (Vet) prices have skyrocketed! The Vet we use, is still rather reasonable compared to most, and I adore him. Obviously we try to keep up on their shots, but its not always easy. Sometimes we have to pick and choose what is most important, and least important.
Over the summer my daughter and her cat were staying with us. So one trip to the vet for just tick, flea etc. drops cost me $130.00!!
We were flooded from Irene, and thankfully didnt have enough damage to loose our home, but many of our neighbors did. One family that was renting had to move, and couldnt take her 2 cats. One of my rescues was hers.
Other pets have fallen victim to the housing crisis. Their owners had to move, and if anyone knows the hassle to find an apartment, or a place to live that allows pets....few and far between. Not to mention trying to find a shelter that isnt over capacity, to take their pets. Even begging someone to adopt them, people cant afford it, dont want pets, etc. So what do they do? They leave them behind, they drop them off somewhere. Sad, and wrong as that is, It's a reality.
What happened to those poor adorable dogs was unconscionable, and I do hope they find the a$$hat who just left them like that and charge him severely.
Animal cruelty in my opinion, should be a major offense, and I agree with the fight for the bill to list those people as they do child offenders.
But try to remember, their are also those that love their pets, but because of circumstances beyond their control, have little if any recourse.

From: Editorial: Local animal control remains a big problem

Posted on September 27 at 10:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)

such a shame :( Our dog showed symptoms of Parvo 3 days after we brought her home from a rescue. 6 Mos. and $3,000. later she was a healthy happy girl. And still is (altho over weight)a happy healthy 9 yr old pup.

Taking on a dog with Parvo is not easy task, it takes 24/7 commitment. Special diet, If they'll eat, round the clock oxygen and IV's for fluid, antiobotics, and we did droppers of pedialite every 1/2 hr. for 2 straight weeks. However, we are proof, it can be done, and dogs can be saved.

From: Veterinary official confirms that puppies were put down

Posted on September 26 at 9:55 a.m. (Suggest removal) sad! I saw them on the news last night and they were adorable :( I hope they find the b*****ds who did this and throw their butts in jail for a long time!

From: Abandoned puppies discovered too late in Schenectady

Posted on September 20 at 10:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)

@Anne Vernooy...
You answered your own question. They DONT think. I'm going to assume her age, and they are what I call the "entitlement generation" "We are entitled to do whatever we want, without consequence"

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